St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito Announces He Will Retire At End of 2022

ST. LOUIS – Aug. 3, 2022 – St. Louis Sports Commission President Frank Viverito announced today he will retire from his position on Dec. 31, 2022, concluding more than 27 years leading the organization.  Viverito will continue at the organization in a senior advisory role.  Current Vice President of Marketing & Development Marc Schreiber will become the organization’s third president next year.

“Frank’s leadership of the St. Louis Sports Commission has set the standard for how an organization can make an enormous impact on its community,” said Sports Commission Chair Mark Lombardi.  “With remarkable steadiness, commitment, and vision, Frank has delivered a model organization built on meaningful relationships and with a singular focus of making St. Louis a better place to live, visit, work, and play through sports.”

Viverito was hired as president of the Sports Commission in August 1995.  During his tenure, the organization has distinguished itself in its industry by bringing high-profile, high-impact events to St. Louis, creating its own events that have far-reaching benefit for the region, and won the national “Sports Commission of the Year” award three times (2002, 2005, 2013).

“As I transition to an advisory role, my feelings are of gratitude to have had the chance to serve and to make so many friends over the years—and pride at what a great and unrivaled team of partners, supporters, and staff we have built,” Viverito said.  “I’m humbled by the confidence Mark Lombardi and the rest of our leadership have always shown in me—and I’m so excited about successes to come under Marc Schreiber’s leadership.”

Schreiber was chosen by the St. Louis Sports Commission’s executive committee to succeed Viverito.  He will take over as president on January 1, 2023.  Schreiber has been with the organization since 1998, and its vice president since 2004.  He also serves as the executive producer of the Musial Awards, a nationally televised awards show celebrating sportsmanship in America, created and produced by the St. Louis Sports Commission.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to follow Frank in leading the Sports Commission as its next president,” Schreiber said.  “Frank along with our staff, board and all our supporters have built an immensely effective and respected organization, and I’m excited to build on that success to grow the Sports Commission’s impact on St. Louis.  In the years ahead, I want the Sports Commission to be at the forefront of inspiring and strengthening our region.”

Established in 1989, the St. Louis Sports Commission is an independent, privately funded non-profit 501(c)(6) organization with an affiliated charitable 501(c)(3) St. Louis Sports Foundation.  The organization seeks to use the power of sports to enhance the region’s quality of life and generate economic and social benefit for St. Louis.